With over 200,000 classes under our belt, a network of 250+ teachers and over 150,000 happy customers, we’re experts in what it takes to be a great yoga instructor. Our yoga teacher training program is the first step towards realising your dream of becoming a yoga teacher, and will equip you with the tools you need in order to thrive in an increasingly competitive industry.
Our approach to yoga teaching training is aligned perfectly with our overall HPY brand values
We’re practical people – we ground everything we do in reality. Our teacher training courses focus on teaching in today’s modern world, and will equip you with all the tools you need to deliver a great class.
We respect the past while embracing the future – we’re humbled by the thousands of years of yoga tradition that’s come before us, but are focused on ensuring that it stays totally relevant today and in the future.
Siân has been teaching yoga for 7 years and practicing for 12. She has a down to earth, light hearted style and is passionate about creating a strong connection of breath and movement to create freedom in the body and mind. She has been a lead teacher with Hotpod since May 2019 and is humbled to be able to share her knowledge and deepen her teaching skills by training new teachers.
One half of Hotpod Yoga's founding duo, Nick's been teaching yoga for 6 years and has lead workshops worldwide with a particular focus on assists, adjustments and teaching style. In charge of developing and managing the quality of teaching across Hotpod Yoga worldwide, he has helped hundreds of teachers develop their teaching technique and effectively bring their personality across in their classes. Nick's approach to teaching epitomises what Hotpod's all about - a down-to-earth accessibility, high on impact (both mental and physical) and a good bit of fun.
Catherine has a deep love of body movement and a creative approach to yoga. She came to yoga over a decade ago to help balance her hectic life, bringing up a family and working long ad hoc hours where no two days were ever the same. She teaches contemporary Vinyasa Flow and Hatha yoga, with strong, graceful sequencing and attention to detailed alignment, encouraging body and mind to flow and connect. Catherine has completed an advanced level teacher training with Jason Crandell, the Triyoga Hot Tapasaya training taught and created by Kristin Campbell, Pre and Post natal Yoga training with Katy Appleton and studied yoga for trauma and stress with Matthew Sanford. She has attended many workshops with International teachers including Stephanie Snyder and Bo Forbes and has taught yoga to Premier league football teams and their youth teams.
Elodie first moved to the UK from her native France to train as professional contemporary dancer. During this training she was introduced to Ashtanga yoga, and eventually became a teacher herself in 2013. Since then, Elodie has taught in London's top yoga studios, led workshops abroad, taught team GB white water canoeists, dancers, led retreats, managed yoga studios, mentored new teachers and trained in other movement systems. She now teaches Vinyasa, hot yoga, Yoga Nidra, Rocket and Jivamukti (for which she holds an advanced certification). Elodie's passion for the moving body also brought her to train as a sports massage therapist and embark on the long studies that will lead her to qualify as an osteopath in 2022! Elodie's classes are hands on, challenging, and of course rooted in anatomy without ever forgetting the joy for human movement.
Shaka has been practicing and studying yoga for over 10 years, recently graduating from SOAS with MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation (with distinction).
Shaka is passionate about teaching yoga as a practice and as a philosophy and alongside Jacob Rudd, she teaches the yoga philosophy and history component on Hotpod Yoga's TTC. The history and philosophy course has been developed to give an appreciation for core yogic texts, an accessible starting point for understanding the history of yoga and it's journey from India to the rest of the world and a context of where it is situated in the modernity today.
Anastasis started practicing Yoga in 2010, in the most unorthodox way: an Acroyoga class. He stayed devoted to the practice for 2 year, as he felt a profound impact in his stress levels. His eyes opened to the non-physical aspects of Yoga in an Anusara class with Katchie Ananda at the 1st Barcelona Yoga Conference. He has studied with guruji Andrey Lappa the founder of Universal Yoga, Patrick McKowen & Wim Hof. He owes a big part of his understanding of asana practice to Eileen Gauthier. He is also a Pilates, Buteyko method instructor & Nutritional Therapist.
Why HPY Teacher Training?
There are loads of teacher trainings out there and lots of them are great! So, rather than starting another great yoga teacher training course in the same mould as the others, we’ve decided to approach it in a genuinely different way. We’ll of course cover every critical element necessary to give you a solid and rich yoga foundation, but we also want to go above and beyond what you might expect.
We prepare people to become great teachers, not spiritual preachers, wellness gods/goddesses or enlightened gurus. We’ve used our experience managing tens of thousands of classes, hundreds of teachers and nearly 40 yoga businesses to build a teacher training that is built to help people teach. Here’s a few insights to our approach:
We use learnings and expertise from outside the world of yoga to enhance our teachers’ skills. These include the following areas:
Performance and public speaking – the world of business and theatre helps us learn about dealing with nerves and performing under pressure.
The human body – the world of sports and medicine helps us take a practical look at what we’re made up of.
Customer experience – retail expertise helps us understand how to build customer relationships, read body language and deal with difficult people!
Brand and marketing – communications experts help us teach you how to market yourself and build a brand to help you achieve what you want to achieve in your teaching career.
We embrace design & technology
We’re a visual brand that embraces technology and design to enhance learning – we won’t be loading you up with photocopies from ancient textbooks, we’ll provide you with beautiful, easy-to-digest materials for you to refer back to for life as well as immerse yourself in during the course.
We give practical experience
We give people teaching experience while they learn. Students will be teaching from the start of the course to the end – starting small and growing as we go on. Teaching is a fast learning curve if you’re thrust into the fore – so that’s just what we intend to do.
Actual teaching is our focus
We cover all bases, ensuring a strong foundation across all the key pillars of yoga tradition and history but we focus predominantly on what’s practically important to be a great teacher.
You can keep your practise up at home for free – as part of the course, you’ll be getting involved in a range of classes from across the yoga spectrum but as well as that you’ll have free access to Hotpod Home during your studies.